Heart Attack: Patients Given Aspirin on Arrival
What does it mean?
Aspirin should be given to heart attack patients as soon as chest pain appears, but no later than on arrival to the emergency room.
Why is it important?
When aspirin is given after a heart attack, it increases a patient’s chance to survive by over thirty percent (30%).
What does it measure?
This measure is used to determine the percentage of heart attack victims receiving aspirin at their arrival to the emergency room.